Beowulf

For twelve years, an ogre named Grendel has been terrorizing Hrothgar the King, killing his men, and disturbing his parties. One day, a visiting warrior named Beowulf brings fourteen of his men to help confront the beast. Grendel, mortally wounded, flees and dies in his…

Hot tickets Nov 8-22

Some of our picks of the fortnight Cup O’ Tea in The Woods Tour Andy Jones in An Evening With Uncle Val, the story of a 70 year-old retired fisherman who has recently relocated from his outport home to St. John’s. Winner of the 2006…

jumpingbean

Storefront

Emilie Bourque browses for local business news. Making the Jump Jumping Bean is making the big leap to opening a cafe in St. John’s. Located at 47 Harvey Road, no less—right across the street from a busy Tim Horton’s. Jumping Bean is known locally as…

The Imperial

22 Flavin Street As more of downtown’s old, industrial and commercial spaces are transformed into condominium developments, people (and grocery stores) seem to be returning from the suburbs they only recently fled to. And with this return, some of the stories surrounding these old places…

Preserved

Andreae Prozesky cans it. Sometimes, when you put something out into the universe, it comes back at you bigger than you would have ever imagined. Tell a few (thousand) people about your passion for rhubarb, and, before you know it, you’ve got co-workers and loved…

Water, water, everywhere…

Elling Lien on the complicated business of dihydrogen monoxide. It’s about supply and demand: 1. Drinkable water is essential for human life. 2. Because of a number of factors, drinkable water is running out. The UN says by the year 2025 two thirds of the…

Glass work

Emilie Bourque talks to Corner Brook craftsperson Jay Riopelle about the less glamourous side of glassblowing. Photo by Jacob Fergus. The beautiful, hand-blown vases and delicate Christmas balls that Jay Riopelle sells may look pretty, but the process it takes to make them isn’t so…

What runs around the yard but never gets tired?

Anna Kate MacDonald takes a peek at the newest local literary journal, Riddle Fence. To celebrate their twentieth anniversary, the non-profit group Writers Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador is publishing a new literary journal. Under the editorship of Mark Callanan, local poet and contributor to…

Paper Covers Rock 11/08/07

Anshuman Iddamsetty knows now, missus! Turner’s Tavern, the little venue that could? Not a day goes by where I don’t miss The Spur. It wasn’t just a scummy dive with washrooms that stank like a sweltering commuter train in post-colony Calcutta, it was a scummy…

Outside the lines

Sarah Hoyles speaks with Albertan musician Corb Lund Corb Lund is a gambling man. Instead of just sticking with the sure thing of his successful metal-punk band ‘the smalls’, Corb rolled the dice and headed for the back roads of country music. He laughs about…

Ears open

Elling Lien chats with this year’s winner of MusicNL’s Industry Professional of the Year, Tony Murray. What’s your job title? What do you even call what you do? I have a seven-year-old son and he doesn’t know either. If I had business cards, I’d have…

Polar opposites

Jordan Canning compares two vastly different films: 30 Days of Night and Into the Wild In this week’s issue, I was planning on comparing two films—30 Days of Night and Into the Wild. Both are set, for the most part, in Alaska, and I was…

DIY Farmer’s Market

Guest columnist Krista Koch on how she helped sow the seeds for a local farmer’s market. This summer I co-managed an organic farm. I loved getting my hands dirty. I loved the labour required to grow something sustainable and nourishing. But for all the personal…

Free Will Astrology 11/08/07

 Leo able to overcome slack-jawed trance, Scope astrologer Rob Brezsny claims. Scorpio (October 23 November 21) I believe that doing the challenging assignments I’m about to describe will put you in alignment with cosmic rhythms, and make it more likely that you will attract…